Year: 1994 Source: London, UK: HMSO, 1994. p.1-4 SIEC No: 19990003

Bottomley, MP & Secretary of State for Health in the UK, details The Health of the Nation’s goal for the reduction of suicide & for substantial improvements in mental health care. More specifically, their goal is to improve the health of mentally ill people, to reduce the overall suicide rate by 15%, and to reduce the lifetime rate of suicide in people with severe mental illness by 1/3. In order to achieve this, treatment, care & understanding of those with mental illnesses must be improved.